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OIE rabies meeting expected to move countries forward towards effective rabies elimination strategies in North Africa

Tunis, 25 July 2019. About 30 people, comprising of animal and public health experts from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, along with representatives of Ministries of Home Affairs and/or of Local Government Areas, responsible for dog population management in municipalities, met in Tunisia to make progress on harmonisation of elimination strategies for dog-mediated rabies in humans...read more...

OIE Focal Points for veterinary products meeting in Ethiopia look into autogenous vaccines as part of the alternatives to antimicrobials.

Addis Ababa, 11 July 2019. The OIE has just completed the sixth in a series of training courses for OIE focal points for veterinary medicinal products. The seminar was held in part in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, as well as in the town of Debre-Zeit, seat of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) and the African Union Pan-African Veterinary Vaccines Centre (AU-PANVAC), and was attended by national OIE Delegates and OIE Focal Points for veterinary medicinal products...read more...

OIE Consulting services' opportunity

Paris, 20 July 2019. Two calls for expression of interest for the Strengthening Veterinary Services in Developing Countries (SVSDC) Project. First application deadline : 9 August 2019...read more...

AU-IBAR, OIE training on PPR Status

Nairobi, 13 June 2019. The African Union’s Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the OIE pooled resources to jointly convene a regional training workshop on peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in the framework of the Cooperation Agreement between the two organisations...read more...

18th REMESA JPC Meeting (Cairo)

Cairo, 27 June 2019. Under the auspice of the co-presidency of Egypt and Cyprus - the Joint OIE and FAO secretariat (based in Tunis) – organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture of Egypt the 18th meeting of the REMESA Joint Permanent Committee that was held in Cairo (Egypt) on 26-27 June 2019. The meeting was attended by about 40 people including the Chief Veterinary Officers of REMESA member countries or their representatives from Egypt, France, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Mauritania, Cyprus, Jordan and Malta. The representative from the European Commission (Dr Moritz Klemm - DG SANTE), the representative of Union Maghreb Arab (Ms Faouzia Chakiri Boulouiz - UMA) also participated in the meeting...read more...

Tenzin Tenzin appointed in Gaborone

Gaborone, 20 June 2018. Dr. Tenzin Tenzin joined the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa on 1 May 2019 as programme officer and coordinator for the “Technical Support for Namibia in Eliminating Rabies in Dogs” project...read more...

87th OIE General Session (Africa)

Paris, 31 May 2019. About 800 participants, representing national Delegations from the 182 OIE Member Countries and several international, intergovernmental, regional and national organisations participated in the event...read more...

OIE PVS Pathway orientation training

Onderstepoort, Pretoria, 16 May 2019. Some 40 South African veterinary professionals took part in the first national OIE PVS Pathway orientation training workshop, at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research (OVR) institute, north of Pretoria, last week. The Republic of South Africa is governed under a devolution system with nine Provinces, each enjoying considerable autonomy...read more...

OIE statement on donkey welfare

Paris, 3 May 2019. Socially and culturally, the donkey’s role varies widely depending on the communities in which it lives and works, contributing in many aspects to the socio-economic development of the community. In many countries, they are used for transport and traction contributing to households' livelihoods and benefiting communities as a whole...read more...

27 April 2019 - World Veterinary Day

Bamako, 27 April 2019. Did you know that vaccinating 70% of dogs is key to eradicating rabies in affected areas? The time to vaccinate your dogs is now! World Veterinary Day 2019.

ILRI to deliver feasibility study BESST initiative

Nairobi, Paris, 24 April 2019. Historically, the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula have been partners in trade. Dhows would carry livestock from Africa and return with spices and other goods. This trade continued for centuries, and with the oil boom of the 20th century...read more...

New EBO-SURSY website online

Paris, 12 April 2019. Discover the new website of the "Capacity building and surveillance for Ebola virus disease" Project....read more...

Aquatic Animal Health Conference Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile, 4 April 2019. Public and private stakeholders in the world’s aquaculture industries congregated in Chile’s capital city, Santiago for the fourth OIE international conference on Aquatic Animal Health under the theme “collaboration, sustainability : our future”....read more...

23rd Conference of the Regional Commission (Hammamet)

Hammamet, 1 March 2019. On Friday, the curtain fell on the 23rd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa, which took place in Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 February to 1 March 2018...read more...

Passing away of Dr Souleymane Camara, former OIE Delegate of Mali (18.02)

Bamako, 19 February 2019. The OIE has learned with deep sadness of the untimely passing away of Dr. Souleymane Camara, former Director of Veterinary Services and former OIE Delegate of Mali...read more...

Vacancy Announcement: Programme officer Veterinary paraprofessionals (Paris)

Paris, 8 February 2019. The OIE is hiring a Paris-based programme officer for the development of the portfolio of activities focusing on veterinary paraprofessionals (VPP). Apply by 22 February 2019...read more...

Dr Karim Tounkara awarded national recognition in Mali

Paris, 29 January 2019. The OIE Director General, Dr Monique Eloit joins all OIE staff and partners in congratulating the OIE Regional Representative for Africa, Dr Karim Tounkara for being knighted a Knight of the National Order of Mali...read more...

OIE Consulting services' opportunity

Paris, 28 January 2019. The OIE invites applications for a desktop study for the analysis of OIE Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) reports, produced in the Africa region. Apply by 28 February 2019...read more...

2019

Bamako, Gaborone, Nairobi, Tunis, 31 December 2018.
The whole OIE Africa team wishes you an excellent new year 2019...read more...